Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

July 15, 2015 10:07 ET

Harper Government Awards Contract for Critical Refit and Maintenance of Canadian Coast Guard Vessel Griffon

Heddle Marine wins $2.7 million contract

HAMILTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 15, 2015) -

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The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, and the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, announced today that the Harper Government has awarded a $2.7 million contract to Heddle Marine Service Incorporated for important refit and maintenance work for the CCGS Griffon. This is the second contract awarded by the Government of Canada to this shipyard in July.

The CCGS Griffon is a high-endurance multi-tasked vessel and light icebreaker based in Prescott, Ontario. This year, the Griffon celebrates its 35th year of service in the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) fleet.

Funding for this project is provided under the Federal Infrastructure Initiative announced in November 2014. Under this initiative, the Canadian Coast Guard received $183 million for repair, life extension, and procurement of vessels and small craft.

Repairing and maintaining existing vessels will ensure CCG continues to deliver marine safety and environmental response capacity for future generations. This work supports Canada's shipbuilding industry, ensuring the best value for Canadian taxpayers.

Quick Facts

- Maintenance work includes the overhaul of the second main engine, bow thruster, and inspection of the main circuit breaker. In addition, the radar system and main switchboard panels will be replaced.

- Work is scheduled to begin in July 2015, and to be completed by September 2015.

- This work ensures the vessel can continue to fulfill mission requirements and operate efficiently.

- This contract is being awarded as part of the $183M investment under the Federal Infrastructure Initiative announced in November 2014.

Quotes

"Our Government has invested more in our country's Coast Guard than any other government in Canadian history. Not only are these investments supporting CCG personnel, they are also resulting in job creation, economic growth and long-term prosperity in communities like Hamilton and all across Canada."

The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans

"Our Government continues to deliver on its commitment to give the Canadian Coast Guard the tools they need while creating jobs, growth, and long-term prosperity for hard-working Canadians. This contract will sustain approximately 70 jobs and will contribute to providing the Coast Guard with a modern and reliable fleet; one that will be capable of serving Canadians for many years into the future."

The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services

Associated Links

Harper Government to Extend the Life of the Canadian Coast Guard Fleet

PM Announces New Infrastructure Investments Across Canada

Harper Government Awards Contract for Critical Refit and Maintenance of Canadian Coast Guard Vessel Martha L. Black

National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy: Repair, Maintenance and Refit

Canadian Coast Guard Fleet: Details on CCGS Griffon

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Contact Information

  • Frank Stanek
    Media Relations
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario
    613-990-7537

    Sophie Doucet
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    613-992-3474

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